WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the D.C. Council will vote on “red flag” gun legislation that gives residents and police more tools to reduce access to firearms by those who are a risk to themselves or others. They will also vote on legislation that would lead to public restroom facilities and incentives for businesses that make restrooms available to the public. The bills, written and introduced by Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, will reduce gun violence and provide dignified facilities for residents experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. Tomorrow, both will receive their first of two required votes to become law before the end of the current Council session.
The Council has until the end of the year to pass any remaining bills before newly reelected members are sworn in and the new Council period begins in 2019. This means a flurry of activity as we wrap up.
WASHINGTON – Today, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau called on Mayor Bowser to restore funding cuts to housing counseling providers, a critical resource for residents seeking affordable housing. The letter suggests a possible source of funding: a surplus in dedicated tax revenue to the Housing Production Trust Fund.